The Truth About Homemade Butt Lifters
We continue our series of articles all a-butt the booty with a recent but surprisingly and somewhat frighteningly popular phenomenon. That's right, it's time to dive in and explore the topic of homemade, do-it-yourself butt lifters.
We're prepared for the questions. Wait, what? What's a homemade butt lifter? Why does it need its own article? Don't worry, we've got answers!
The term "homemade butt lifter," often shortened to "DIY butt lifter" refers to an attempt to use common household materials, usually tape, to emphasize the bottom and encourage it to stick out further. Recently, as genuine, official butt lifters have begun to be more commonly sold in stores and online, "how to make your own butt lifter" instructions and videos have begun to appear on popular social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Okay, so that explains what a DIY butt lifter is. But I've still got no idea why you're writing an entire article about it? DIY projects and crafts have been around for ages! What's so special about this one?
Well, we're glad you asked. The harsh and somewhat frightening truth is: wearing a homemade butt lifter for any significant length of time could actually have a number of negative side effects. It can cause damage to your skin, clothes, and even internal organs.
Therefore, Get Waisted has created this handy guide to understanding homemade butt lifters and just why you should stay away from them and choose something from our official catalog instead.
What Are Homemade Butt Lifters?
A number of methods for making your very own homemade butt lifter have been floating around the Internet. However, the most popular one uses one simple household item which pretty much everybody owns: duct tape.
Using Duct Tape
Duct tape? How on earth can duct tape lift your butt? Don't worry, when we first heard about this new trend, we were just as confused as you probably are right now. The most common method, as shown in many video tutorials, is simply to wrap large bands of duct tape around the tops of your thighs just below the curve of the bottom. This supposedly "lifts" the butt by pushing fat upwards from your thighs into your butt. It also pulls your legs in and makes them look smaller and your bottom bigger by comparison.
The "science" behind the idea is similar to that used to create an hourglass figure via waist training - compress and cinch one part of the body to make another look larger and therefore draw more attention. Although duct tape is the most common material used, it is sometimes replaced with masking, electric, or any other kind of wide tape with an adhesive capable of lasting between several hours and several days. Some DIY lifting fans have attempted to create a permanent homemade lifter by attaching the bands of tape to a pair of underwear, usually of the "boxer" or "boy short" varieties due to the additional cover provided to the tops of the thighs.
On the subject of underwear, another surprisingly popular method of rigging up a homemade lifter is simply to wear a pair of standard underwear that is too small for you by at least a full size. The idea behind this strategy is the same as if duct tape is used; the legs are compressed while the bottom is pushed out, creating the look of a round, alluring rear end. Any kind of underwear which reaches or covers the thighs can be used, once again making boxers and other short-type garments popular. G-strings, briefs, and anything else sitting higher up on the leg usually is not able to serve this purpose due to not reaching low enough on the thigh to compress properly.
Using Tights or Leggings
The last common method of creating a homemade butt lifter involves the use of tights, leggings, or other snug garments which cover all or most of the leg. Usually, DIY-ers use something made out of nylon, spandex, or other materials capable of being both tight and "stretchy". One of the original purposes of tights, leggings, and other similar garments was to emphasize the curves of a well-formed leg. This is the reason why black tights or black fishnet stockings have become so synonymous with "sexy" in the public conscience. The idea behind a homemade butt lifter using tights or leggings is that, if they already are able to make the legs look great, then why not the booty as well? To make this kind of homemade butt lifter, you must first cut the "foot" part out of a pair of tights, so that they have holes in the bottom of each leg like standard pants. (If you are using something like leggings that end at the knee or ankle, you can skip this step). Then, put on the tights as normal. However, instead of letting them cover your entire leg, roll them up to the very tops of your thighs. The tight "band" created by the rolled-up material supposedly serves as the butt lifter, pushing the thighs in and the bottom up.
The Dangers of Homemade Butt Lifters
Based on the process described above, homemade butt lifters probably seem to you like no more than a harmless hobby. However, making and wearing these improvised garments actually come with a surprising number of unexpected risks.
First, let's take a look at the dangers of duct tape. Unlike a real, properly manufactured butt lifter, duct tape is not in any way elastic. It is firm, and will not stretch very much or at all when you pull it.
Therefore, it is extremely easy for you to accidentally apply the tape too tightly and have difficulty removing it. In addition, too-tight duct tape can even cut off your circulation, disrupting the flow of blood to your legs. This can cause your legs to become numb, cold or painful, as well as increasing the risk of dizziness, shortness of breath, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Duct tape adhered directly to the skin is also highly dangerous. When you remove it, it is likely that hair or even patches of skin will be removed as well. This can cause you to bleed or bruise, and leave painful marks that last for a long time. However, fastening duct tape to your clothes is no better.
Removing it can cause fraying or tears in the fabric; it can also leave behind ugly bits of adhesive residue. Even if you dedicate a pair of panties or boxers as your "permanent" butt lifter, you will find them difficult to put on and take off, and they likely will leave your skin rubbed red and raw from uncomfortable friction.
Using underwear or tights poses no less of a risk. Both methods are just as likely to cut off circulation and disrupt the flow of blood as using duct tape can be. The symptoms and side effects described above can occur whether you are using boxers, panties, tights, leggings, or any other type of garment as your improvised lifter. In addition, wearing underwear that is too small or tight for you is actually an extremely harmful practice. Your genital area needs to "breathe" - it should be getting regular air throughout the day to avoid developing a painful, uncomfortable infection. Too-tight underwear insulates the genitals and does not allow air to pass through that area, making it extremely likely that you will develop an infection in no time.
Stick With the Real Thing
In conclusion, homemade butt lifters are inefficient, not particularly effective and, worst of all, pose very real health and safety risks. Leave the duct tape in the drawer, keep buying your underwear in the correct size, and instead treat yourself to a legitimate, properly made butt lifter. But where can I find something like that? you ask. Why, right here of course! If you're looking for more information about the many types and styles of real butt lifter, check out this article here. Then, head over to this page to pick out one - or several - for yourself! As always, if you have any questions about butt lifters, feel free to contact us here at Get Waisted at any time.